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[software]Wide Field Planetary Camera 2

Keywords: What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
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[image]Hubble Optical Image of NGC 5315
Planetary nebula NGC 5315 reveals an x-shaped structure in optical light. This shape suggests that the star ejected material in two different outbursts in two distinct directions. Each outburst unleashed a pair of diametrically opposed outflows. The image was taken with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 in February 2007. (Credit: NASA/ESA/STScI/AURA/The Hubble Heritage Team )
Keywords: What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]X-ray/Optical Composite of C153 (alternative color scheme) - NASA/UMass/D. Wang et al.
This composite image is a close-up view of the galaxy C153 and its diffuse X-ray trail. In this version, red represents optical emission from Hubble's Wide-Field Planetary Camera 2 in the "V-band). Green shows Chandra's X-ray data in the 0.5-2 keV range while blue are X-rays from the 2-8 keV energy range. Scale:
Keywords: What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[movies]Zoom into Spiral Galaxy C153 - Credit: NASA/STScI
MPEG This video zooms into the C153 spiral galaxy found in the galaxy cluster Abell 2125. The initial view moves from the NOAO telescope wide-field mosaic into the Hubble Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 image of C153. The Hubble image then dissolves into the composite detail of X-ray, radio and optical images. [Run time = 0:08 sec] -->
Keywords: What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]Hubble Discovers New Class of Gravitational Lens for Probing the Structure of the Cosmos - *Credit:* Kavan Ratnatunga (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD)
*Description*: These two objects represent a new distant class of quadruple, or cross-shaped, gravitational lenses which might eventually provide astronomers with a powerful new "magnifying glass" for probing a variety of characteristics of the universe. The two gravitational lenses were discovered in about 100 fields of sky imaged by Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2. The first cross-shaped lens was discovered serendipitously by Eric Ostrander while processing HST images fo...
Keywords: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]Gamma-Ray Bursts Common To Normal Galaxies? Hubble Data Offer New Clues and Puzzles - *Credit:* K. Sahu, M. Livio, L. Petro, D. Macchetto, STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ] and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
*Description*: This is a false-color Hubble Space Telescope image of the visible fireball which accompanied the gamma ray burst called GRB 970228. This is the first optical image ever taken which associates a gamma-ray burst source with a potential host galaxy. This observation provides strong supporting evidence that gamma-ray bursts are cosmological- they originate in distant galaxies across the universe...
Keywords: GRB 970228; What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]Hubble Reveals Huge Crater on the Surface of the Asteroid Vesta - *Credit:* Ben Zellner (Georgia Southern University), Peter Thomas (Cornell University) and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
*Description*: A color-encoded elevation map of Vesta clearly shows the giant 285- mile diameter impact basin and "bull's-eye" central peak. The map was constructed from 78 Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 pictures. Surface topography was estimated by noting irregularities along the limb and at the terminator (day/night boundary) where shadows are enhanced by the low Sun angle. Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/ind...
Keywords: Vesta; What -- Vesta; What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2; What -- Sun; What -- Crater
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[image]The Red Rectangle - NASA/JPL (Raghvendra Sahai). This image of the Red Rectangle was produced from data in the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) archive, taken with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 onboard the HST as part of Guest Observer program 7297 (P.I. Hans Van Win
An archival image of the Red Rectangle, or HD44179, taken with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 onboard the Hubble Space Telescope. This false-color picture was taken with a red filter. The colors represent the brightnesses of different parts of the nebula with white being the brightest and red the faintest. The image is 5400 AU on a side. A very young and fast outlaw has been discovered in the inner regions (100 AU) of this nebula.
Keywords: What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2; What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- FAST
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[image]Hubble Views Distant Galaxies through a Cosmic Lens - *Credits:* W.Couch (University of New South Wales), R. Ellis (Cambridge University), and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
*Description*: This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the rich galaxy cluster, Abell 2218, is a spectacular example of gravitational lensing. The arc-like pattern spread across the picture like a spider web is an illusion caused by the gravitational field of the cluster. The cluster is so massive and compact that light rays passing through it are deflected by its enormous gravitational field, much as an optical lens bends light to form an image...
Keywords: Abell 2218; What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]HST image of the Horsehead Nebula - NASA
Detailed image of the Horsehead Nebula, also known as Barnard 33, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope HST Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 WFPC2 in year 2001 to celebrate the orbiting observatory's 11th anniversary. The Horsehead is silhouetted against the bright nebula, IC 434. Image was composed by the Hubble Heritage Team which superimposed HST data onto ground-based data limited to small triangular regions around the outer edge of the image...
Keywords: What -- Hubble Space Telescope HST; What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]Fireworks Near a Black Hole in the Core of Seyfert Galaxy NGC 4151 - *Credit:* John Hutchings (Dominion Astrophysical Observatory [ http://www.dao.nrc.ca/ ]), Bruce Woodgate (GSFC/NASA), Mary Beth Kaiser (Johns Hopkins University [ http://www.jhu.edu ]), Steven Kraemer (Catholic University of America [ http://www.cua.edu ]), the STIS Team., and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov ]
*Description*: The Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) simultaneously records, in unprecedented detail, the velocities of hundreds of gas knots streaming at hundreds of thousands of miles per hour from the nucleus of NGC 4151, thought to house a supermassive black hole. This is the first time the velocity structure in the heart of this object, or similar objects, has been mapped so vividly this close to its central black hole...
Keywords: NGC 4151; What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2; What -- Visible Light
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[image]Hubble Captures Stars Going Out in Style - NASA
Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Description: Planetary Nebulae Object: He 2-47 What is Hubble Heritage? A monthly showcase of new and archival Hubble images. Go to the Heritage site. The colorful, intricate shapes in these NASA Hubble Space Telescope images reveal how the glowing gas ejected by dying Sun-like stars evolves dramatically over time. These gaseous clouds, called planetary nebulae, are created when stars in the last stages of life cast off their outer...
Keywords: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Sun; What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]Hubble Captures Stars Going Out in Style - NASA
Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Description: Planetary Nebulae Object: He 2-47 What is Hubble Heritage? A monthly showcase of new and archival Hubble images. Go to the Heritage site. The colorful, intricate shapes in these NASA Hubble Space Telescope images reveal how the glowing gas ejected by dying Sun-like stars evolves dramatically over time. These gaseous clouds, called planetary nebulae, are created when stars in the last stages of life cast off their outer...
Keywords: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Sun; What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]HST image of Globular Cluster M22 - NASA
Image of the central region of the Globular Cluster M22, a 12 to 14 billion year old grouping of stars in the constellation Sagittarius. The cluster's core measures 3.3 light years across. Inset image taken June 1995 shows the entire globular cluster of about 10 million stars. Images were taken by Hubble Space Telescope's HST Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 WFPC2 in year 1999. .
Keywords: What -- Sagittarius; What -- Hubble Space Telescope HST; What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]Astronomers View Comet Impact with Jupiter - NASA
*Description*: When astronomer Heidi Hammel saw the first raw images downlinked from the telescope's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, she exclaimed, "In my dreams we couldn't have gotten any better!" Shown in this image are the scientists who saw those images as the telescope transmitted them to Earth. Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/557/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1...
Keywords: What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2; What -- Earth; What -- Jupiter
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[image]Hubble Captures Stars Going Out in Style - NASA
Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Description: Planetary Nebulae Object: He 2-47 What is Hubble Heritage? A monthly showcase of new and archival Hubble images. Go to the Heritage site. The colorful, intricate shapes in these NASA Hubble Space Telescope images reveal how the glowing gas ejected by dying Sun-like stars evolves dramatically over time. These gaseous clouds, called planetary nebulae, are created when stars in the last stages of life cast off their outer...
Keywords: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Sun; What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]The Universe "Down Under" is the Latest Target for Hubble's Latest Deep-View - *Credit:* R. Williams (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]), the HDF-S Team, and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
*Description*: Several thousand never-before-seen spiral, elliptical and colliding galaxies snap into view in this Hubble Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) image. Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/373/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/40/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/42/ ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-1998-41e
Keywords: HDF-S; What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]Hubble Captures Stars Going Out in Style - NASA
Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Description: Planetary Nebulae Object: He 2-47 What is Hubble Heritage? A monthly showcase of new and archival Hubble images. Go to the Heritage site. The colorful, intricate shapes in these NASA Hubble Space Telescope images reveal how the glowing gas ejected by dying Sun-like stars evolves dramatically over time. These gaseous clouds, called planetary nebulae, are created when stars in the last stages of life cast off their outer...
Keywords: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Sun; What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]HST image of Galaxy ESO 510-G13 - NASA
View of unusual edge-on galaxy ESO 510-G13 taken by Hubble Space Telescope's (HST) Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) in April 2001. The twisted disk structure and strong warping indicates ESO 510-G13 has undergone a collision with a nearby galaxy and is the process of swallowing it. Gravitational forces distort the structures of the galaxies as their stars, gas, and dust merge together in a process that takes millions of years...
Keywords: What -- ESO; What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]Lagoon Nebula Details From the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) - NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
What look like giant twisters are spotted by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). These images are, in actuality, pillars of gases that are in the process of the formation of a new star. These pillars can be billions of miles in length and may have been forming for millions of years. This one formation is located in the Lagoon Nebula and was captured by the Hubble's wide field planetary camera-2 (WFPC-2).
Keywords: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]Hubble Space Telescope Image - NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
This image of the Egg Nebula, also known as CRL-2688 and located roughly 3,000 light-years from us, was taken in red light with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WF/PC2) aboard the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). The image shows a pair of mysterious searchlight beams emerging from a hidden star, crisscrossed by numerous bright arcs. This image sheds new light on the poorly understood ejection of stellar matter that accompanies the slow death of Sun-like stars...
Keywords: What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2; What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Sun
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[image]Hubble Space Telescope Image: Planetary Nebula IC 4406 - NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
This Hubble Space Telescope image reveals a rainbow of colors in this dying star, called IC 446. Like many other so-called planetary nebulae, IC 4406 exhibits a high degree of symmetry. The nebula's left and right halves are nearly mirror images of the other. If we could fly around IC 446 in a spaceship, we would see that the gas and dust form a vast donut of material streaming outward from the dying star...
Keywords: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Earth; What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]Circinus Galaxy-Optical
Much of the gas in the disk of the Circinus spiral is concentrated in two specific rings -- a larger one of diameter 1,300 light years another with a diameter of 260 light years. In the Hubble image, the smaller inner ring is located on the inside of the green disk. The larger outer ring extends off the image and is in the plane of the galaxy's disk. This Hubble Space Telescope image of the Circinus Galaxy was taken on April 10, 1999 with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2...
Keywords: What -- Circinus; What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]Hubble Shoots the Moon - *Credit:* John Caldwell (York University, Ontario), Alex Storrs (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]), and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
*(center)*: Hubble's crisp bird's-eye view clearly shows the ray pattern of bright dust ejected out of the crater over one billion years ago, when an asteroid larger than a mile across slammed into the Moon. Hubble can resolve features as small as 600 feet across in the terraced walls of the crater, and the hummock-like blanket of material blasted out by the meteor impact. *(upper left)*: The Moon is so close to Earth that Hubble would need to take a mosaic of 130 pictures to cover the entire di...
Keywords: What -- Crater; What -- Moon; What -- Earth; What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]Hubble Observations Shed New Light on Jupiter Collision - *Credit:* J.T. Clarke, G.E. Ballester (University of Michigan), and J.T. Trauger (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
*Description*: These four NASA Hubble Space Telescope images of Jupiter, as seen in visible (violet) and far-ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths, show the remarkable spreading of the clouds of smoke and dust thrown into the atmosphere after the impacts of the fragments of comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9. These dark regions provide the only information ever obtained on the wind direction and speed in Jupiter's upper atmosphere...
Keywords: Jupiter; What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Jupiter; What -- Polar; What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]Month-long Evolution of the D/G Jupiter Impact Sites from Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 - NASA
This series of snapshots, taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, shows evolution of the comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 impact region called the D/G complex. This feature was produced by two nuclei of comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 that collided with Jupiter on 17 and 18 July 1994, respectively, and was later modified again by the impact of the S fragment on 21 July 1994. Upper Left: This first image was taken about 90 minutes after the G impact on 18 July 1994...
Keywords: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Jupiter; What -- Earth; What -- TRACE; What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]Hubble Space Telescope Completes Sixth Year of Exploration - *Credit:* W.N. Colley and E. Turner (Princeton University), J.A. Tyson (Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies) and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
*Description*: This Hubble Space Telescope image shows several blue, loop-shaped objects that actually are multiple images of the same galaxy. They have been duplicated by the gravitational lens of the cluster of yellow, elliptical and spiral galaxies - called 0024+1654 - near the photograph's center. The gravitational lens is produced by the cluster's tremendous gravitational field that bends light to magnify, brighten and distort the image of a more distant object...
Keywords: 0024+1654; What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Constellation; What -- Pisces; What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]HST image of Protoplanetary Disks in the Orion Nebula - NASA
These four images show frisbee shaped dust disks, called protoplanetary disks, around embryonic stars in the Orion Nebula being blowtorched by a blistering flood of ultraviolet radiation from the region's brightest star. Located 1,500 light years away, the Orion Nebula is the nearest ''star factory'' to Earth. Images were obtained by Hubble Space Telescope's HST Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 WFPC2 Feb...
Keywords: What -- Orion; What -- Earth; What -- Hubble Space Telescope HST; What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]Jupiter's Upper Atmospheric Winds Revealed in Ultraviolet Images by Hubble Telescope - NASA
These four NASA Hubble Space Telescope images of Jupiter, as seen in visible (violet) and far-ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths, show the remarkable spreading of the clouds of smoke and dust thrown into the atmosphere after the impacts of the fragments of comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9. These dark regions provide the only information ever obtained on the wind direction and speed in Jupiter's upper atmosphere...
Keywords: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Jupiter; What -- Polar; What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]HST image of NGC 3310 - NASA
Hubble Space Telescope (HST) composite view of starburst Galaxy NGC 3310, which is forming clusters of new stars at incredible speed. Several hundred star clusters are visible in the image as bright blue diffuse objects that trace the spiral galaxy's arms. Each star cluster represents formations of up to, or more than a million stars, a process taking less than 100,000 years. In addition, hundreds of individual younger luminous stars may been seen throughout Galaxy NGC 3310...
Keywords: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- TRACE; What -- Ursa Major; What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]New Hubble Study Reveals How Black Holes Get Their Kicks - *Image Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
*Description*: In the direction of the constellation Canis Major, two spiral galaxies pass by each other like majestic ships in the night. The near-collision has been caught in images taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and its Wide Field Planetary Camera 2. The larger and more massive galaxy is cataloged as NGC 2207 (on the left in the Hubble Heritage image), and the smaller one on the right is IC 2163...
Keywords: What -- Constellation; What -- Canis Major; What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]HST image of Stephan's Quintet - NASA
Close-up view of Stephan's Quintet, a group of five galaxies. The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image showcases three regions of star birth: Long, sweeping tail and spiral arms of NGC 7319 (near center), the gaseous debris of galaxies NGC 7318B and NGC 7318A (top right) and the area north of those galaxies, the northern starburst region (top left). NGC 7317 is visible in the lower right. The bluish coloring of the quintet suggests they are relatively young with ages spanning from about 2 million ...
Keywords: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Pegasus 2; What -- Earth; What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]Hubble Finds More Evidence of Galactic Cannibalism - *Credit:* Carl Grillmair (California Institute of Technology) and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
*Description*: This beautiful, eerie silhouette of dark dust clouds against the glowing nucleus of the elliptical galaxy NGC 1316 may represent the aftermath of a 100 million year old cosmic collision between the elliptical and a smaller companion galaxy. A number of faint objects are scattered across the image, including both reddish galaxies in the distant background and bluer, point-like star clusters orbiting NGC 1316...
Keywords: NGC 1316; What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2; What -- Constellation; What -- Fornax; Where -- NGC 1316
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[image]Hubble Space Telescope on Track for Measuring the Expansion Rate of the Universe - *Credit:* A. Sandage (Carnegie Observatories), A. Saha (Space Telescope Science Institute), G.A. Tammann, and L. Labhardt (Astronomical Institute, University of Basel), F.D. Macchetto and N. Panagia (Space Telescope Science Institute and European Space Agency) and NASA
*Description*: This Hubble Space Telescope image shows NGC 4639, a spiral galaxy located 78 million light-years away in the Virgo cluster of galaxies. The blue dots in the galaxy's outlying regions indicate the presence of young stars. Among them are older, bright stars called Cepheids, which are used as reliable milepost markers to obtain accurate distances to nearby galaxies. Astronomers measure the brightness of Cepheids to calculate the distance to a galaxy...
Keywords: NGC 4639; What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Virgo; What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]HST image of Galaxy NGC 3079 - NASA
These images reveal dramatic activities within the core of the Galaxy NGC 3079, where a lumpy bubble of hot gas rises from a cauldron of glowing matter. Image at left shows the bubble in the center of the galaxy's disk. Structure being more than 3,000 light years wide and rising 3,500 light years above the galaxy's disk. Small photo to the right is a close-up of the bubble being blown by high speed streams of particles released during bursts of star formations...
Keywords: What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Earth; What -- Ursa Major; What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Camera 2
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[image]Sharpest, best ever HST image of Mars - NASA
Sharpest, best ever image of Mars taken by Hubble Space Telescope's HST Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 WFPC2 on June 26, 2001, when Mars was approximately 43 million miles from Earth - the closest Mars has been to Earth since 1988. Details are visible as small as 10 miles across. Colors have been balanced to give a realistic view of Mars' hues as they might appear through a telescope. A large amount of seasonal dust storm activity is also visible in the image...
Keywords: What -- Mars; What -- Hubble Space Telescope HST; What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2; What -- Earth; What -- Polar
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[image]Hubble Identifies Primeval Galaxies, Uncovers New Clues to the Universe's Evolution - *Credit:* Alan Dressler (Carnegie Institution) and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
*Description*: This NASA Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image of the central portion of a remote cluster of galaxies (CL 0939+4713) as it looked when the universe was two-thirds of its present age. Hubble's high resolution allows astronomers to study, for the first time, the shapes of galaxies as they were long ago. The Space Telescope pictures are sharp enough to distinguish between various forms of spiral galaxies...
Keywords: CL 0939+4713; What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Visible Light; What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]Hubble Identifies a Long-Sought Population of Comets Beyond Neptune - *Credit:* A. Cochran (University of Texas) and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
*Description*: This is sample data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope that illustrates the detection of comets in the Kuiper Belt, a region of space beyond the orbit of the planet Neptune. This pair of images, taken with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2), shows one of the candidate Kuiper Belt objects found with Hubble. Believed to be an icy comet nucleus several miles across, the object is so distant and faint that Hubble's search is the equivalent of finding the proverbial needle-in-ha...
Keywords: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- COMETS; What -- Neptune; What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]Hubble Captures Detailed Image of Uranus's Atmosphere - *Credit:* Erich Karkoschka (University of Arizona Lunar & Planetary Lab) and NASA
*Description*: Hubble Space Telescope has peered deep into Uranus' atmosphere to see clear and hazy layers created by a mixture of gases. Using infrared filters, Hubble captured detailed features of three layers of Uranus' atmosphere. Hubble's images are different from the ones taken by the Voyager 2 spacecraft, which flew by Uranus 10 years ago. Those images - not taken in infrared light - showed a greenish-blue disk with very little detail...
Keywords: Uranus; What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Uranus; What -- Voyager 2; What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]Fireworks of Star Formation Light Up a Galaxy - NASA, The Hubble Heritage Team
Located some 13 million light-years from Earth, NGC 4214 is currently forming clusters of new stars from its interstellar gas and dust. In this Hubble image, we can see a sequence of steps in the formation and evolution of stars and star clusters. The picture was created from exposures taken in several color filters with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2. NGC 4214 contains a multitude of faint stars covering most of the frame, but the picture is dominated by filigreed clouds of glowing gas ...
Keywords: Deep Space Studies; Hubble; What -- Earth; What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2; What -- Sun
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[image]Hubble Shows Evolution of Ejecta from the "A" Comet Impact Site - *Credit:* Hubble Space Telescope Comet Team, and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
*Description*: This series of images, which spans more than five days beginning at 5:33 p.m. EDT on July 16, 1994, was obtained with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 using the methane filter that reveals details in Jupiter's higher atmosphere. These images show the development of the ejecta from site A, formed by the impact of the first fragment of Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9...
Keywords: Jupiter; Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9; What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]Hubble Captures Stars Going Out in Style - *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and M. Estacion (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/33/video/a/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/33/video/a/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/33/video/a/still/3/ ]
*Description*:> Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope imaged four different planetary nebulae in the Milky Way Galaxy. The images reveal how the glowing gas ejected from these dying Sun-like stars forms colorful and intricate shapes over time. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Description: Planetary Nebulae Object: He 2-47 What is Hubble Heritage? A monthly showcase of new and archival Hubble images...
Keywords: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Sun; What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2; Where -- Milky Way Galaxy
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[image]New Hubble Image Reveals Details in the Heart of the Trifid Nebula - *Video Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], Z. Levay and L. Barranger (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/17/video/a/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/17/video/a/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/17/video/a/still/3/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/17/video/a/still/4/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/17/video/a/still/5/ ]
*Description*:> The video zooms into the Hubble Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 image of the heart of the Trifid Nebula. The zoom starts by looking at the Sagittarius constellation in the night sky and dissolves into the Lagoon Nebula. The video then goes deeper into the sky to show the Trifid Nebula, with the star birth region appearing as the final spectacular image. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Trifid Nebula, M20, NGC 6514 Object Description: Emission N...
Keywords: What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2; What -- Sagittarius; What -- Constellation; What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); Where -- Sydney
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[image]Rare Hubble Portrait of Io and Jupiter - *Credit:* J. Spencer (Lowell Observatory [ http://www.lowell.edu ]) and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
*Description*: This image, shows Jupiter's volcanic moon Io passing above the turbulent clouds of the giant planet, on July 24, 1996. The conspicuous black spot on Jupiter is Io's shadow. The shadow is about the size of Io (3,640 kilometers or 2,262 miles across) and sweeps across the face of Jupiter at 17 kilometers per second (38,000 miles per hour). The smallest details visible on Io and Jupiter are about 100 miles across...
Keywords: Jupiter; Io; What -- Moon; What -- Io; What -- Jupiter; What -- Galileo; What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]Shoemaker Levy 9 comet fragments approaching Jupiter - NASA, ESA, and H. Weaver and E. Smith (STScI)
Image of comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 taken in red light on a collision course with Jupiter. Its train of 21 icy fragments stretched across 710 thousand miles (1.1 million km) of space, or 3 times the distance between Earth and the Moon. NASA Hubble Space Telescope (HST) took this photo on May 17, 1994, with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) in wide field mode. Credit: NASA, ESA, and H. Weaver and E...
Keywords: What -- Jupiter; What -- Earth; What -- Moon; What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]HST Optical Image of C153 - NASA/STScI/Univ. of Alabama/W. Keel
The visible-light image taken by the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, reveals intricate detail in the structure of stars and dust within C153. The galaxy exhibits evidence of a large-scale disturbance that has left its star-forming regions concentrated to one side of its disk and beyond. Dust features are twisted into chaotic patterns, obscuring any spiral pattern the galaxy once had...
Keywords: What -- Visible Light; What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2; What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
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[image]More Images of NGC 6240 - X-ray: NASA/CXC/MPE/S.Komossa et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI/R.P.van der Marel & J.Gerssen
Optical & X-ray Comparison of NGC 6240. The image on the left shows the galaxy NGC 6240 in optical wavelengths taken by the Wide-Field Planetary Camera 2 aboard the Hubble Space Telescope. The Chandra image on the right covers the same field of view of the galaxy's central region. The colors in the X-ray image show the intensity of the low (red), medium (green) and high (blue) energy X-rays. For the first time, Chandra has clearly revealed two supermassive black holes in the core of the galaxy...
Keywords: What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2; What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); Where -- NGC 6240
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[image]Hubble Optical Image of Jupiter
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took this view of Jupiter in support of the New Horizons Mission. The image was taken with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 on February 17, 2007, using the planetary camera detector. Jupiter's trademark belts and zones of high- and low-pressure regions appear in crisp detail. Circular convection cells can be seen at high northern and southern latitudes. Atmospheric features as small as 250 miles (400 km) across can be discerned...
Keywords: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Jupiter; What -- New Horizons; What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]Pretty as a Picture - NASA
The Hubble community bids farewell to the soon-to-be decommissioned Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) onboard the Hubble Space Telescope. In tribute...
Keywords: NASA Image of the Day; What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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[image]Hubble Space Telescope Image - NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
These eerie, dark, pillar-like structures are actually columns of cool interstellar hydrogen gas and dust that are also incubators for new stars. The pillars protrude from the interior wall of a dark molecular cloud like stalagmites from the floor of a cavern. They are part of the Eagle Nebula (also called M16), a nearby star-forming region 7,000 light-years away, in the constellation Serpens. The ultraviolet light from hot, massive, newborn stars is responsible for illuminating the convoluted s...
Keywords: What -- Constellation; What -- Serpens; What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2; What -- Camera 2
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